Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2:49 PM
New Liturgical norms - bottom of our home page. It is launched: the diocesan "We Stand with Christ" Campaign. See www.bridgeportdiocese.org for the video or set up an appt to discuss our local plans.

WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

February 2019

Feb 4

1/27/19 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

In his book Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI asks a surprising question. He asks “What did Jesus actually bring?” Think about it. We still have wars. We still have famine. People still suffer. People still get sick and die. So what did Jesus actually bring? And Pope Benedict answers the question by saying: “Jesus...
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Feb 4

2/3/19 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

We have just heard some of the most beautiful words in all of Sacred Scripture. God spoke them to the prophet Jeremiah more than two thousand years ago, but that same God – our Lord – made sure that they weren’t forgotten when Jeremiah died. He inspired the sacred writer to record...
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Feb 4

1/27/19 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Today we hear the opening words of the Gospel of Luke.  He begins his Gospel acknowledging that many individuals had written narratives of Jesus and the events that had been fulfilled.  Luke then writes:  “I have decided to write an orderly sequence and an accurate account of Jesus’ life and ministry.”  Thus...
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Feb 4

1/27/19 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 69 From our second reading: “Now you are Christ's body, and individually parts of it.” In this passage, St. Paul is not only speaking of the mystical body of Christ, but also of the entire body of humanity… “…But God has so constructed the body as...
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Feb 4

1/20/19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

What does the commandment "keep holy the Sabbath" require of us? Or better yet, what is the primary intention behind this command? The religious leaders confronted Jesus on this issue. The "Sabbath rest" was meant to be a time to remember and celebrate God's goodness and the goodness of his work, both in creation and...
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Feb 4

1/20/19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Does God really want us to be happy? Of course we all know what we should say. But do we really believe it? The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said that Christianity is opposed to joy. Many people today would probably say the same thing. Is it true? Does God really want us to be happy? What does the Bible tell us? Today in the gospel we...
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